Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fractured Atlas, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 632,760

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fractured Atlas, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 632,760

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Womens Audio Mission CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Theatre First CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crosspulse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Esopus Foundation Ltd NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ethiopia Reads MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Los Gatos Museum Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Philosophical Society PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 903,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fractured Atlas, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Poor People's Radio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 632,760

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13110 records found.